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Highlights of Thursday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Thursday: Golden Knights 2, Penguins 1 The historically successful start for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights got even more rich Thursday night as...

Friday, December 15, 2017, 3:36 AM

Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Thursday: Cavaliers 121, Lakers 112 LeBron James tied Larry Bird for sixth all time in triple-doubles and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat...

Friday, December 15, 2017, 2:21 AM

Osweiler's three TDs lift Broncos over Colts

(The Sports Xchange) - Brock Osweiler threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Denver Broncos to a 25-13 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. Osweiler came into the game after starter Trevor...

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:35 AM

Procter & Gamble to 'evaluate' USA Gymnastics sponsorship

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble will "evaluate" next year whether to negotiate another sponsorship deal with USA Gymnastics (USAG), a company spokesperson said on Thursday. Responding to a report it had dropped its sponsorship in the wake of a sexual abuse...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:45 PM

Froome 'not ashamed' of using asthma inhaler

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is "not something to be ashamed of" after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication. Froome was found to have double the allowed amount of the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:51 AM

Putin says confident Russia to be ready to host 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was confident that Russia would have everything ready to host the 2018 soccer World Cup as it has a vast experience in holding major sports events. "I am sure that everything will be up to...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:50 AM

Putin: U.S. secret services control doping whistleblower Rodchenkov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is working under the control of U.S. special services, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. The scandal over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, triggered by...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:50 AM

Froome denies breaking rules, says legacy not tainted

LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has denied breaking any rules after a urine test he gave during the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication. Froome, who became the first British rider to...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:50 AM

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Stars 5, Islanders 2 Kari Lehtonen became the 33rd goalie in NHL history to record 300 career wins...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:52 AM

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Wednesday: Thunder 100, Pacers 95 Paul George was held to 12...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:42 AM

NFL-Cardinals' coach unsure if running back Peterson will play again this season

(Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season. Peterson has missed the past two games with a neck injury and seems likely to miss Sunday’s match-up against the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:42 AM

Froome's positive Salbutamol test result unusual, says expert

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome's positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol at this year's Vuelta a Espana was unusual but dehydration or metabolism could have played a part, an anti-doping expert said on Wednesday...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:27 PM

Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday: Devils 5, Kings 1 Taylor Hall scored twice and Cory Schneider made 16 saves as New Jersey beat Los Angeles 5-1 on Tuesday night. The...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 4:37 AM

Cycling: Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome could potentially be stripped of his Vuelta a Espana title after a urine test he gave during the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 4:37 AM

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Tuesday: Mavericks 95, Spurs 89 Kawhi Leonard made his long-anticipated season debut Tuesday and looked to be in mid-season form,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:39 AM

Packers QB Rodgers says cleared to return from injury

(The Sports Xchange) - The uncertainty about whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be ready to return this week was resolved on Thursday when Rodgers announced on Instagram that he was medically cleared to play football. That presumably...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:39 AM

National Hockey League roundup

(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Penguins activated two-time Stanley Cup winning goaltender Matt Murray from injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Goaltender Casey DeSmith was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 10:11 PM

Azarenka given wildcard for Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Twice champion Victoria Azarenka has been given a wildcard for next month's Australian Open, organizers said on Wednesday. Azarenka, who won the Melbourne Park title in 2012 and 2013, returned to the WTA Tour in June after having a baby...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:24 PM

Zidane delighted to call on 'world's best' Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was delighted to be able to call on the "best player in the world" in Cristiano Ronaldo as his side gear up to defend their Club World Cup title. Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d'Or, for world...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:19 PM

Fury free to fight again as UKAD resolves anti-doping case

(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after reaching an agreement with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over the charges against him, the agency said on Tuesday. Fury was charged with a doping offence by UKAD in...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:53 AM